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Benefits launch

04 August 2016

Our award winning HR team are proud to announce the additional benefits package available to all new and existing Connect colleagues.

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Over the past few months, our newly restructured HR team have been working hard to deliver an improved package of benefits for colleagues across the business. This new package, which launched at the beginning of last month, aims to provide colleagues with a more attractive offer and not just the statutory minimum.

Before the official launch of the new benefits, the HR team held a number of focus groups with current colleague to find out which additional benefits they’d like to see. A popular choice amongst all colleagues was a day off for your birthday, which has now been implemented in addition to current annual leave entitlement. With colleagues input into the process, the HR team hopes that the implementation will not only aid with staff attraction and retention but also continue to make Connect a great place to work.

Current benefits including childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, favourite things and Christmas savings club will continue to run alongside the new package, and in addition to these, colleagues will also receive:

Improved paternity leave

All colleagues will now receive 2 weeks’ full pay paternity leave.


Access to Perkbox (rewards programme)

As soon as colleagues sign up for Perkbox they will receive:

  • Free mobile phone insurance
  • Breakdown cover
  • Tastecard
  • £400 worth of savings

The rewards programme also offers childcare vouchers, discounts on worldwide attractions and entertainment, discounted gym membership, spa breaks, exercise classes and salary sacrifice for technology.


Day off for your birthday

One way to help you celebrate your special day!


Opportunity to buy and sell holidays

Employees will be provided with the opportunity to buy or sell (up to a maximum) 5 days’ holiday.


Cash plan

This easy to use plan gives you money back, up to set limits, towards the cost of your routine healthcare, helping you budget for essential health costs like:

  • Optical treatments – sight tests, contact lenses, prescription glasses and sunglasses
  • Dental treatment
  • Therapy treatments – physiotherapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy
  • Consultants and much more…

Salary sacrifice scheme

Connect’s discounted technology benefit will allow you to get the latest technology, pay through your salary and make great savings. The scheme works as a salary sacrifice arrangement, enabling you to pay for products out of your gross pay, resulting in tax savings throughout the term and NI savings. Products are offered via Perkbox and include;

  • Apple, Samsung, HP products
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Desktops
  • Sim-free smartphones.


If you’re interested in joining Connect and taking advantage of these amazing benefits, click here to view all of our current vacancies.

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